DISCLAIMER: This, unfortunately, is another episode with audio issues particularly in the latter half of the show. We apologize for the inconvenience if you have trouble hearing/understanding.
In this episode, Sterling learned that he’s not as young as he used to be and the importance of stretching. Another Word Watch article about obscure punctuation marks, #askindoob listener mail, and BHF: AJ Smitherman. There’s a huge plug for our good friend Portia and her recent interviews with Bloomberg and CNN regarding remote work post-pandemic lockdowns.
Sterling and Kortney are here to buck the trend and end the cliches… or at least discuss them and if they truly are cliches that need to retire. Sterling also rehashes ideas for ice cream, and cereal, and why they need to join forces someday. And lastly a big thank you for your continued support in listening, donating, and sharing this podcast. More ways to help: indoob.com and patreon.com/indoob. Coming soon: tsterlingwatson.com
Sterling plays a new game with Kortney called “Florida or Floridon’t” and attempts to freak her out with the legendary footballfish. A question about birthdays; and a cautionary tale and a PSA regarding Zoom calls that apparently still need to be heard in the year 2021.
Possibly the first in a series as Sterling reflects on parenthood thus far, a brief overview of his experiences with a 5-year-old and what that has to do with Invader Zim.
The majority of this episode is an in-depth review of both Mortal Kombat (2021) and Godzilla vs Kong. However, it begins with Sterling’s recap of the Oscars and what predictions he got wrong, and it ends with the new words brought to you by the pandemic. You’re gonna want to read along because Sterling can’t speak German, Dutch, Lithuanian, etc… 15 Useful Pandemic Words
It’s that time of year again! And maybe I’m a little late but as long as it’s before the winners are announced, right? If you haven’t heard, you can listen to my predictions here!
- Actor – Chadwick Boseman
- Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya
- Actress – Frances McDormand
- Supporting Actress – Yuh-Jung Youn
- Animated Feature Film – Soul
- Cinematography – Nomadland
- Costume – Emma
- Director – Chloe Zhao
- Documentary Feature – My Octopus Teacher
- Editing – Sound of Metal
- Documentary Short – A Love Song for Latasha
- International Feature Film – Another Round
- Makeup & Hairstyling – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Score – Soul
- Song – One Night in Miami
- Production Design – Mank
- Animated Short Film – Burrow
- Short Live Action – The Present
- Sound – Sound of Metal
- Visual Effects – Tenet
- Adapted Screenplay – Nomadland
- Original Screenplay – Promising Young Women
- Best Picture – Nomadland
Let’s see how I do! Check the next episode of the podcast to see how I did!
Sterling predicts who will win in this year’s Academy Awards. There’s a moment during Best Costume that Sterling blanks on a name… Keira Knightley is the actress’s name that is escaping him.
Lots to discuss in this episode including a PSA for the youngins about getting older, several Black history facts including Eartha Kitt and Dr. Huey P. Newton, Sheboygan scooters are coming, and the added benefit of wearing masks everywhere. Whilst this episode may come off as a little blue, or green, the Word Watch is “fart.” Read about its fun history here. Also, Sterling gets his ears flushed and Kortney prepares for cicadas invasion.
Stephanie Williams (@steph_i_will) is back to reclaim visiting the pod the most, as Sterling and Kortney enlighten her on Cinnamon Toast Shrimp. The BHF goes to space when NASA honors Octavia E. Butler with a spot on Mars. (See full story here) Sterling shares a new (old) meaning to the word “twig” and later shares an update from Berto right out of the Spookums Zone. Popeye’s chicken nuggets return (in select states) and Ben & Jerry has a new ice cream flavor that remains elusive to Sterling. Question of the day: how do you reheat YOUR pizza?
Sterling is excited about the new Godzilla vs Kong film coming to theaters (and HBO Max) soon. Later, Sterling introduces Kortney to mukbang, does a quick assessment and review of the Grammys wins and Oscar nominations, and determines if he wronged a painter at work. In the Spookums Zone, Sterling shares Berto’s story of an auntie ghost living in his house. The Word Watch is forsooth and the BHF is FINALLY Senator Raphael Warnock. Meanwhile, scientists want to send seed and sperm into SPACE!